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What was the problem with the church at Laodicea?

What was the problem with the church at Laodicea?

The traditional view has been that the Laodiceans were being criticized for their neutrality or lack of zeal (hence “lukewarm”). One problem with this is that Christ’s desire that they be either “cold or hot” implies that both extremes are positive.

What is the biblical meaning of Laodicea?

lukewarm or indifferent
lukewarm or indifferent, especially in religion, as were the early Christians of Laodicea. noun. a person who is lukewarm or indifferent, especially in religion.

How was Laodicea destroyed?

The area often suffered from earthquakes, especially from the great shock that occurred in the reign of Nero (60 AD) in which the town was completely destroyed. But the inhabitants declined imperial assistance to rebuild the city and restored it from their own means.

Where was Laodicea located?

Laodicea on the Lycus (Greek: Λαοδίκεια πρὸς τοῦ Λύκου Laodikia pros tou Lykou; Latin: Laodicea ad Lycum, also transliterated as Laodiceia or Laodikeia) (modern Turkish: Laodikeia) was an ancient city in Asia Minor, now Turkey, on the river Lycus (Çürüksu).

Where is the Biblical Laodicea?

Location. Laodicea is situated on the long spur of a hill between the narrow valleys of the small rivers Asopus and Caprus, which discharge their waters into the Lycus. It lay on a major trade route and in its neighbourhood were many important ancient cities; it was 17 km west of Colossae, 10 km south of Hierapolis.

Where are the 7 Churches of Revelation located today?

The Seven Churches of Asia as stated in the Book of Revelation are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Today, all these are existing names in Turkey as they are ancient cities protected by the Culture and Tourism Ministry of the Republic of Turkey.

What country is Laodicea?

Laodicea on the Lycus

Λαοδίκεια πρὸς τοῦ Λύκου (in Greek) Laodikeia (in Turkish)
Colonnaded street in Laodicea
Shown within Turkey
Location Eskihisar, Denizli Province, Turkey
Region Phrygia